Today in Slate, Seth Stevenson shares what he learned by watching every Richard Linklater film, from School of Rock and Dazed and Confused to lesser known fare like It’s Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books. As part of his Completist, Stevenson also ranked all Linklater’s movies from the “Wistful Masterpieces” (Slacker, Before Sunrise, and Before Sunset) all the way down to the lesser “Unnecessary Adaptations” (e.g. A Scanner Darkly) and the lowly “Zac Effron Is in This Movie” (i.e. Me and Orson Welles).
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TODAY IN SLATE
The End of Pregnancy
And the inevitable rise of the artificial womb.
Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola in New York City
How a Company You’ve Never Heard of Took Control of the Entire Porn Industry
The Hot New Strategy for Desperate Democrats
Blame China for everything.
The Questions That Michael Brown’s Autopsies Can’t Answer
Kiev Used to Be an Easygoing Place
Now it’s descending into madness.
Don’t Just Sit There
How to be more productive during your commute.